2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Deeds
Court-Appointed Counsel Fee Waiver Funding

Item 39 #3s

Item 39 #3s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Judicial Department
Supreme Court FY2023 $800,000 FY2024 $800,000 GF

Page 28, line 3, strike "$15,511,010" and insert "$16,311,010".
Page 28, line 3, strike "$15,511,010" and insert "$16,311,010".


(This amendment provides $800,000 GF each year to increase funding available to cover fee waiver requests from court-appointed counsel. Prior to COVID-19, the existing appropriation was often insufficient to cover all approved waivers. Senate Bill 1304 would require judges to provide written notification with the reasoning for waiver denials, which may potentially increase the number of waiver approvals.)